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CMS hands states more power for waiver process

CMS hands states more power for waiver process

By Erica Teichert and Virgil Dickson  |  October 22, 2018

In a dramatic overhaul of the current 1332 waiver process, the CMS said state legislatures will no longer have to approve waiver plans. Instead, governors will be able to take action on their own. The agency also changed how it will evaluate waivers.

Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors

Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors

By Phil Galewitz  |  October 15, 2018

Healthcare experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage. But Since 2010, enrollment in Medicare Advantage has doubled to more than 20 million enrollees, growing from a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries to more than a third.

4,100 more Arkansans lose Medicaid over work requirements

4,100 more Arkansans lose Medicaid over work requirements

By Harris Meyer  |  October 15, 2018

More than 4,100 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of 2018 because they did not comply with the state's work requirement. That's on top of the 4,353 people who were dropped last month.

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